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‘A new breed of pilot emerged’

In April 1913, the Daily Mail offered £10,000 (about €500,000 today)

Four decades on, Galway Simon has never been busier

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Instead of celebrating a landmark four decades since their establishment, Galway Simon announced this week that it has never been busier as the ongoing housing crisis eats into its resources.

Funding sought for urgent surgery for Galway teen with rare condition

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A GoFundMe page has been set up for a young Galway woman to raise funds for her to avail of surgery in Britain for an incapacitating jaw condition which has left her bedridden and unable to eat.

'A small, fast ferry in the west; it would be right up your street'

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A WELL Spent Smile is the title of an engaging collection of poetry recently published by Robert Hilton, captain of The Aran Flyer ferry. The ups and downs of Hilton’s long seafaring life infuse poems that are sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and constantly a pleasure to read.

Waiting for the luck of the draw

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It's not what we expected to happen and it's not ideal but we have no choice but to accept the challenge of trying to reach the super 8's via the qualifier route.

The long road ahead for Mayo

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If Mayo are to make their way through the back roads and byways of the qualifiers and through the Super Eights and on to an All Ireland semi-final and then final - they will have to navigate eight games in 71 days.

June 6 – The day democracy returned to Europe

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The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.

‘What do you think of that, Mr McDonogh?’

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I think that even today if a 21 years old woman applied for permanency to her job as Galway county surveyor, which she held from December 1906 for five months, and was turned down due to her young age and lack of experience, most of us would not be surprised.

People of the Tribes: Meet Sinead.

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Born and raised Galway Girl, always loved the warmth of this beautiful city. I moved to London to further my career and skills as a hairstylist. Working in a High West End Salon also in fashion shoots and tv work.

‘What do you think of that, Mr McDonogh?’

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I think that even today if a 21 years old woman applied for permanency to her job as Galway county surveyor, which she held from December 1906 for five months, and was turned down due to her young age and lack of experience, most of us would not be surprised.

 

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